Cisco CCIE Service Provider certification is for expert-level SP network engineers who bring the information and ability to make a protractile Service Provider infrastructure to deliver rich managed services. Other skilled certifications or training courses are not needed. Instead, candidates should first pass a written qualification exam then the corresponding active lab exam.
Section 11 – Configuring IPv6 over MPLS VPN Configuring the Core Network based on MPLS Unicast Routing Configuring an IPv6 Over MPLS VPN
Section 12 – Configuring Layer 2 MPLS VPNs Implementing AToM – Ethernet VLAN over MPLS Implementing AToM – HDLC over MPLS Implementing AToM – PPP over MPLS Implementing AToM – Frame Relay over MPLS Implementing AToM – Frame-Relay-Ethernet VLAN over MPLS Implementing AToM – Frame-Relay-Ethernet VLAN Using Local Switching Configuring L2TPv3 – Hairpinning (Local Switching) Configuring L2TPv3 – Remote Peers Configuring VPLS – Multipoint Service Configuring H-VPLS – Multipoint Service
Section 13 – Configuring MPLS TE Configuring the SP Core Network with MPLS Unicast Routing Configuring MPLS TE – Static Tunnels Configuring MPLS TE – Dynamic Tunnels Configuring MPLS TE – Dynamic Tunnels with Pre-emption Configuring MPLS TE with IS-IS Configuring MPLS TE – Link Protection with Fast Re-Route (FRR)
Section 14 – Configuring Multicast VPN Configuring the SP Core Network with MPLS Unicast Routing Configuring Multicast VPN (M-VPN) using Static RP Configuring Multicast VPN (M-VPN) using Auto RP
Section 15 – Configuring MPLS on IOS-XR/IOS-XE Configuring the SP Core Network with MPLS Unicast Routing Configuring Intra-AS MPLS VPN using EIGRP as PE-CE Protocol Configuring Inter-AS MPLS VPN
Following along with the current CCIE RSv5, CCIE SPv4 now uses all virtual hardware as well. Specifically the new hardware and software variants are as follows: ASR 9000 running Cisco IOS XR 5.2 ASR 1000 running Cisco IOS XE 3.13S.15.4(3)S Cisco 7600 running Cisco IOS 15.5(3)S Cisco ME 3600 running Cisco IOS 15.5(3)S
Both the IOS XR and IOS XE variants are already available as virtual machines that you can download from cisco.com and deploy yourself on VMWare ESXi 5.5 and other similar hypervisors. The current IOS XRv release is 5.2.0, and CSR1000v (IOS XE) is 3.13S/15.4(3)S. As for the 7600 and ME 3600 images, I would assume these will run as L2 IOU/IOL images, however, I haven’t personally seen either of these complies yet. The key functionality of them will be based around L2VPN for Ethernet, such as EVC and VPLS, which is not covered in depth in the current SPv3 blueprint.
CCIE SPv4 New Technical Topics AddedWith the new IOS XR, IOS XE, and Catalyst IOS code versions used, the following is some of the key new features that have been added to the SPv4 Blueprint: